This Week in Books (January 9)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who’s really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik?

Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man’s eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.

Tuva Moodyson, deaf reporter at the local paper, has a fortnight to investigate the deaths before she starts her new job in the south. A blizzard moves in. Residents, already terrified, feel increasingly cut-off. Tuva must go deep inside the Grimberg factory to stop the killer before she leaves town for good. But who’s to say the Ferryman will let her go?


Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….



Erica Wright hasn’t needed to scrub ‘MURDERER’ off her house in over a year. Life is almost quiet again. Then her son, Craig, is released from prison, and she knows the quiet is going to be broken.


Erica has always believed Craig was innocent – despite the lies she told for him years ago – but when he arrives home, she notices the changes in him. She doesn’t recognise her son anymore. 


So, when another girl goes missing, she starts to question everything. But how can a mother turn her back on her son? And, if she won’t, then how far will she go to protect him?


This week is looking awfully good, if you ask me. What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

  22 comments for “This Week in Books (January 9)

  1. January 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Right now I’m reading We Hope For Better Things by Erin Bartels. It’s interesting so far.

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  2. January 9, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Oooo how are you liking The Silent Patient? I made it my BOTM pick and am hoping it gets here this week!

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  3. January 9, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    I’m hoping to get to The Silent Patient in the next couple of weeks, it’s calling to me from my TBR! It sounds like such a good read, I hope you’re enjoying it.
    Here’s my post:

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  4. January 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Love the sound of The Silent Patient definitely on my wish list.

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  5. January 9, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I’m reading two of your in the next couple of weeks. You gotta read only a mother hope you enjoy it as much as I did!! ❤️

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  6. January 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, yes, and yes! Love those choices!

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  7. ChrissiReads
    January 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    I’m really looking forward to The Silent Patient! Soon… hopefully!

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  8. Yvo
    January 10, 2019 at 2:05 am

    I would basically love reading any of those three! Lucky you. 😉 Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  9. January 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Started listening to Watching You by Lisa Jewell and I’m hooked!

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